Headshot Elizabeth Dlugolecki

Elizabeth Dlugolecki
Assistant Professor
Office: Sturzebecker 307
Phone: 610-436-2183
Email: EDlugolecki@wcupa.edu 

Liz Burkhart Dlugolecki is an enthusiastic educational leader with sixteen years of experience in K-12 and higher education. This is Elizabeth's second year as an Assistant Professor at West Chester University in the Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification program; she also served as a part time adjunct professor at Penn State Berks and West Chester University.  Previously she worked as a secondary health physical education teacher in the public school system.  Selected as both the Pennsylvania State and Eastern District Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, her success in teaching is achieved through an emphasis on confidence and empowerment in making healthy decisions thus allowing for exploration, learning, and growth. Liz is known for her boundless energy and passion for health and physical education.  Since completing her undergraduate degree, she went on to earn both her master’s and doctoral degrees with a research focus on the areas of high quality health and physical education programs and educational support among early to mid-career teachers.  Liz’s service and leadership to the profession is extensive.  She was a key contributor in the establishment of Berks County into the Lancaster/Lebanon/Berks local chapter for health and physical education. She has served on the Executive Board of PA SHAPE, SHAPE PA Lancaster/Lebanon/Berks, written numerous scholarly articles, and conducted countless professional presentations across the country. She has served in several different leadership roles in her school district from committees to event coordinators, and much more. Liz’s knowledge and experience in the educational system has helped her become a true advocate for quality health and physical education programs.  Her dedication and passion to education has impacted the lives of many professionals and helped strengthen health and physical education!